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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

Pamela McClintock is a Senior Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has worked for more than a decade covering film, box office, festivals and distribution. She previously worked at Variety, where she was the Washington, D.C., bureau chief before relocating to New York City and then to Los Angeles, where she began covering the movie industry. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

More from Pamela McClintock

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Draws Blood to Beat ‘Abigail’ and Stay No. 1 With $11M Second Weekend

Alex Garland’s dystopian political action film Civil War about an America torn apart triumphed over new vampire pic Abigail at the weekend box office. Civil War held in well to stay No. 1 in its second weekend with $11 million for a healthy domestic total of $45 million for indie studio A24. The film has […]

How Modern Hollywood Doomed Jeff Skoll’s Participant Media Dream

At the Oscars in 2019, one production company was at the center of the year’s most talked about films and on the cusp of the industry’s sweeping trends. The man who backed it, however, wasn’t at the ceremony. That year the films made by Participant Media collected 17 Oscar nominations, for Green Book, which eventually […]

‘Transformers One’: Paramount Reveals New Release Date as Official Trailer Launches From Space

Paramount and Hasbro’s animated Transformers One is pushing back its release in theaters by one week in order to take advantage of Imax screens and to provide some breathing room from the competition. The film will now open Sept. 20, 2024, instead of Sept. 13. That gives it two weeks of distance from Sony’s Beetlejuice. […]

‘Civil War’ Unites Audiences from Red and Blue States

Alex Garland’s dystopian Civil War, about America torn asunder by a president run amok and brutal acts of war committed on ordinary citizens, sparked plenty of speculation — and assumptions — heading into its debut in theaters over the April 12-14 weekend. Would it be a win in blue states but a losing battle in […]

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Plotting (Bleeped) In-Theater Spot Asking People to Silence Cellphones

Nicole Kidman has reigned supreme at movie theaters since 2021, when she and AMC revealed an instantly meme-able spot for “We Make Movies Better,” which urged  consumers to return to theaters in the wake of the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Now, another topic of utmost concern to exhibitors might be getting some high-wattage star treatment: those […]

Box Office: Alex Garland’s ‘Civil War’ Opens No. 1 With History-Making $25.7M for A24

Alex Garland’s dystopian action movie Civil War conquered the domestic box office this weekend with $25.7 million, ahead of expectations and scoring A24’s biggest opening ever. The $50 million movie about a divided America is a big swing for A24 as it tries to produce bigger movies, marking its most expensive production to date. There […]

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Starts Off With Impressive $2.9M in Thursday Previews

Alex Garland’s dystopian action movie Civil War has started off its North American box office run with an impressive $2.9 million, a record for indie studio and distributor A24. The $50 million movie about a divided America is a big swing for A24 as it tries to produce bigger movies, and is its most expensive […]

Disney Shares ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ First Teaser Trailer With Theater Owners

Mufasa: The Lion King is coming out of the shadows and beginning to practice its roar. On Tuesday, Disney and director Barry Jenkins played the movie’s first teaser trailer for theater owners gathered together this week in Las Vegas for CinemaCon. The teaser received a resounding round of applause for its stunning visuals and tone, […]

‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Trailer Brings Chills to CinemaCon as Paramount Forges Ahead Despite Sale Talks

Paramount’s A Quiet Place: Day One is getting ready to bring chills to audiences. Stars Lupita Nyong’o and Joseph Quinn on Thursday introduced extended footage of the prequel to movie theater owners gathered in Las Vegas this week for CinemaCon, where they are being briefed by Hollywood studios on their upcoming slates (the footage won’t […]

CinemaCon: Donna Langley Talks Universal’s Big Year Amid Industry Angst

Donna Langley became the first studio mogul to take the stage at CinemaCon this year in a sign of the general angst facing many Hollywood legacy studios. Sony film boss Tom Rothman’s comments on stage usually turns heads, but his studio stayed home this year. Last year, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav showed up […]

‘Wicked’ Casts Peter Dinklage as Dr. Dillamond the Goat

Universal Pictures’ Wicked has found its goat. Peter Dinklage is set to voice the character Dr. Dillamond in the movie adaptation of the iconic Broadway musical. The news was revealed Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas as Universal closed out its CinemaCon presentation by sharing new footage of Wicked, which hits theaters over Thanksgiving of this […]

CinemaCon: Angel Studios Says Its Biblical Epic ‘David’ Will Become the Top-Grossing Animated Film of All Time

Talk about a prediction of biblical proportions. Angel Studios — home of the 2023 sleeper hit Sound of Freedom — told theater owners gathered at CinemaCon on Wednesday that it intends for its upcoming film David to be the top-grossing animated film of all time. The Utah-based company, which eschews the Hollywood system and prides […]